I thought the Mid Season Finale episode was such a great episode. I am so glad that Liv is standing up to Fitz and being her own woman again
SEASON 5 – EPISODE 8
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Huck gives Rowan an Underground Railroad from Gettysburger, but he doesn’t spring for the Freedom Fries. It’s a different kind of torture. Things escalate from there.
Olivia is feeling more and more frustrated as she must take on “First Lady” type responsibilities at the White House. Fitz is furious that Olivia didn’t make it to the big dinner. He accuses her of running. The two of them have a big, blowout fight. The subject of manipulation and no affection in their relationship. Olivia moves out of the White House. She has a brand new sofa delivered to her apartment. She takes a seat and enjoys a glass of wine. Snowflakes can be seen outside her window. Olivia watches them fall with a content look on her face. She’s obviously happy to be home for Christmas.
Mellie can’t, in good faith, vote for a Planned Parenthood bill with discretionary funding. So she decides to do a little filibustering. She can’t leave the podium to eat or go to the bathroom. After many hours of rambling, Mellie’s bladder becomes her worst enemy. Olivia recruits Vice President Susan Ross to help Mellie out. After Mellie takes care of business, she realizes who was behind her fortuitous bathroom break. It was Olivia, who gives her the inspiration to press on.
David is impolitely rejected by Elizabeth when he tries to give her a beautiful bracelet as a holiday gift. So he gives it to Susan Ross, who is obviously smitten with her wine cooler drinking buddy. Elizabeth later sees the bracelet on the veep’s wrist. Surprisingly, this is a little unsettling for her. Odd after this initial reaction.
Meanwhile, Mellie proves just how powerful she can be and Jake and Huck continue the hunt for Rowan.